After the Storm

After the Storm

The American Exile of Béla Bartók

DVD - 2008
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The great Hungarian composer Béla Bartók spent the last five years of his life as a man without a country, a refugee from war-torn Europe. He spent these years, 1940-45, in the United States, where few people understood the greatness of his genius. This film tells the story of these years. Includes excerpts from Bartók's music performed by György Sándor, piano, László Bársony, viola, the Budapest Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ervin Lukács, Sir Georg Solti, and the Chicago Symphony conducted by Sir Georg Solti.
Publisher: West Long Branch, N.J. : Kultur, [2008]
ISBN: 9780769787565
0769787568
Branch Call Number: 780.8 B29st
Language Note: In English with some Hungarian dubbed in English
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (76 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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Sep 20, 2018

This was a terrific film about the final years and compositions of the great ethno-musicologist and composer Bartok. Archival photos, interviews with his family, friends, and colleagues make it informative and interesting, giving an impression of the character of the man and the value and nature of his last compositions.

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